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adjective Scot.

one.

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Origin of ae

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Middle English (Scots ) ā-,Old English ānone; cf. a1

Definition for ae (2 of 9)

ae2

or æ


a digraph or ligature appearing in Latin and Latinized Greek words. In English words of Latin or Greek origin, ae is now usually represented by e, except generally in proper names (Caesar), in words belonging to Roman or Greek antiquities (aegis), and in modern words of scientific or technical use (aecium).

Definition for ae (3 of 9)

AE

account executive.
American English.

Definition for ae (4 of 9)

ae-

abbreviation

for words with initial ae-, see also e-.

Definition for ae (5 of 9)

æ

the ash, an early English ligature representing a vowel sound like that of a in modern bad. The long ǣ continued in use until about 1250, but was finally replaced by e. The short æ was given up by 1150, being replaced usually by a but sometimes by e.

Definition for ae (6 of 9)

Æ

or AE, A.E.


pen name of George William Russell.

Definition for ae (7 of 9)

ae.

abbreviation

at the age of; aged.

Origin of ae.

From the Latin word aetātis

Definition for ae (8 of 9)

a.e.

abbreviation

Mathematics. almost everywhere.

Definition for ae (9 of 9)

A.E.

abbreviation

Agricultural Engineer.
Associate in Education.
Associate in Engineering.
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British Dictionary definitions for ae (1 of 5)

ae2

the internet domain name for

United Arab Emirates

British Dictionary definitions for ae (2 of 5)

ae

yae

/ (e) /

determiner

Scot one; a single
from Old English ān

British Dictionary definitions for ae (3 of 5)

æ1


a digraph in Latin representing either a native diphthong, as in æquus, or a Greek αι (ai) in Latinized spellings, as in æschylus : now usually written ae, or e in some words, such as demon
a ligature used in Old and early Middle English to represent the vowel sound of a in cat
a ligature used in modern phonetic transcription also representing the vowel sound a in cat

British Dictionary definitions for ae (4 of 5)

ae.

abbreviation for

aetatis
Latin: at the age of; aged

British Dictionary definitions for ae (5 of 5)

A.E.

AE


noun

the pen name of (George William) Russell
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Medical definitions for ae

ae-

For words beginning with ae- that are not found here, see under e-.
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